York university commemorates fallen heroes of second world war
Students and academics at York St. John University commemorate chaplains and nurses who lost their lives during the Second World War in a thought-provoking exhibition.
Titled Faith and Healing Under Fire, the memorial exhibition features original WW2 artefacts and items carried by fallen heroes.
It is dedicated to those who lost their lives as a result of the conflict in Normandy.
The exhibition is currently on display at the university’s chapel and will run until Saturday 27 November 2021.
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Faith and Healing Under Fire showcases research conducted by History and American Studies students – insights into their research will be displayed as well as meaningful stories and context for the artefacts and photographs exhibited.
Dr Gary Rivett, senior lecturer in Early Modern History at York St. John University said: “The exhibition is an excellent example of how our History and American Studies students take their historical skills and knowledge out beyond the campus.”
This exhibition coincides with the upcoming inaugural War Studies Research Group event – which this year will discuss war from a human security perspective with Dr Carla Barqueiro.
The event is open for everyone, and will take place online on Wednesday 1 December at 5pm.
Register your free place at Eventbrite here.